We’ve all studied the food chain and know how the strongest species usually has power over the animal kingdom. Considering how humanity has evolved, we are undoubtedly the species which is capable of capturing or eating almost everything. But if that power is misused, we can cause the extinction of every other species except ourselves, and that won’t be a pretty sight. I guess one particular cafe in Turkey isn’t privy to that knowledge.
Mevzoo, a cafe in Turkey, recently posted a video of a young lion roaming around. What caused the outrage was that it was walking in a very narrow glass case.
The video shows a young lion, inches away from a girl in the cafe, walking around in a narrow glass case. The lion doesn’t look very well as it frantically paces around. However, no one in the cafe is irked by this situation as they happily have their dinner and smoke hookahs.
Thankfully, people online showed some sense and reported it to the officials. Upon inspection, they found out that the owner had a zoo underneath the cafe and even has all the correct papers to keep these animals. However, he has been ordered to dismantle the glass corridor within three months.
You can watch the video here:
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Netizens were disturbed by this so-called rehab centre for animals in Turkey and voiced their opinions against this atrocity.
1. This is a risky affair.
There’d be an outcry if the lion shattered the glass and attacked that little girl & yet it’s acceptable to see that poor creature incarcerated. That’s no bloody rehabilitation centre, it’s a prison & this needs to be stopped. 😡😡😡😡
— L (@OoshOne) July 8, 2018
2. They deserve that kind of treatment.
Put owners in there😤😡
— Carin (@Bikerbitch1010) July 8, 2018
3. People need to step in to solve this situation.
Unreal! Lion attracts customers which in turn creates money. Humans will and are destroying this world for greed. Big cat so far from its natural habitat. Big guns like @WWF @BornFreeFDN and @rickygervais need to help this poor Lion if possible.
— mr_salad_dodger (@Andy_Williams77) July 8, 2018
4. Proof of degradation of society.
So sad for this poor lion, he can't even turn round in there, how can people sit there, eating a meal, and just stare at him and not even care that he's suffering in there 😠#empythecages
— Liz (@ejwlfc) July 8, 2018
5. Wild animals belong in the wild.
Disgusting. Turkey is another country with a terrible reputation for cruelty to animals and this proves it. The poor lion needs to be placed in a good sanctuary where it will be able to run outside #BoycottMevZoo @trpresidency @TC_Dublin @TurkEmbLondon @TurkishEmbassy
— Sam Bentley (@VegSam) July 8, 2018
As mentioned before, humans are the higher power for now. But with that great power comes great responsibility. And we should introspect to understand how we’re gradually degrading our future just to appear powerful.